Last updated on October 2018

Two-Phased Study of SPIRIT in Mild Dementia


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias | Dementia | Alzheimer's Disease
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria for Patients with Mild Dementia:

  • A diagnosis of dementia
  • A Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) score 1 (mild dementia), or a recent Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) score greater than or equal to 13, or Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score greater than or equal to 18
  • Have access to a computer and internet connectivity in a private setting (either the patient or the surrogate has access to a computer and internet connectivity)
  • Have decision-making capacity to consent to a low-risk study determined by a score greater than or equal to 11 on the University of California San Diego Brief Assessment of Capacity to Consent (UBACC)
  • Able to understand and speak English

Exclusion Criteria for Patients with Mild dementia:

  • Lack of an available surrogate
  • Uncompensated hearing deficits
  • Speech impairment
  • Already has an advance directive (Phase II only; determined by the patient's medical record and confirmed by the surrogate)

Inclusion Criteria for Surrogates:

  • 18 years or older (to serve as a surrogate decision-maker, the individual must be an adult)
  • Be chosen by the patient to serve as a surrogate decision-maker
  • Have access to a computer and internet connectivity in a private setting (either the patient or the surrogate has access to a computer and internet connectivity)
  • Able to understand and speak English.

Recruitment Status: Open


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